PADS anniversary

First PADS-iversary

Today marks one year since we welcomed Franz into our home and dived into the world of service dog training. What a year! What a thrill! But most importantly what a learning experience! Becoming the raiser of this adorable little pup has had its challenges but they don’t compare with the benefits and positive impact […]

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International Artist Day – Oct 25

There are so many ways to celebrate International Artist Day, and my choice is to go to a play at the Cultch tonight! Artists work to illuminate the margins and make societal changes, and they have the privilege of bringing the timeless dimensions of beauty and grace to humanity. October 25 is International Artist Day […]

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Coquitlam Crunch

One of my most-loved recreational trail in the area

Even though I wasn’t able to participate in the 2019 Coquitlam Crunch Challenge, it made me think that I should write about this amazing, accessible and outdoor workout space, right next to our home! The Coquitlam Crunch is a steep, urban trail that follows a route under large hydropower lines and features stairs with more than […]

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A Beautiful Afternoon of Wire Wickets

When was last time you played croquet?  My colleagues and I asked ourselves exactly the same question before heading to the PoCo Community Foundation Annual Croquet tournament last Wednesday.  Being pretty competitive by nature, I studied and familiarized myself with the game, as did my colleagues (well … after I sent them the rules and a […]

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